Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

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Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

Postby Asylum » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:28 am

Should be an interesting year.

OK let's hear your plans and resolutions.

When I figure mine out, I will let you know, but then I'm old and feeble.

:beer: :Yahoo!:
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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby 90INDYLIN » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:13 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone ! !


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:30 am

My plan is to get the damn car done!


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby neech » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:13 pm

Happy New Year everyone... And I'd say..the goal is to get the rest or the dents out lol


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:30 pm

Plan to hit low 12s and 13s n/a again.



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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby Asylum » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:03 pm

OK so here are my thoughts and plans for the new year.

First of all, Jon will beat my 13.47 N/A mark, but not by much!

And because no one else is building anything remotely significant N/A, that will stand for a long time.

Power adder cars on the other hand are springing up and I can see a high 11 somewhere down the road.

Personally my GTZ is likely parked for quite a while. However if my health allows, B'Fest is on my calendar. Other than that it's not moving.

I'm reverting to RWD mode and would like to get back to Bracket Racing this year. Nothing crazy, just mid to low 12's and consistent of course.

Thinking a Fox Body Mustang, or maybe an A-Body Mopar. Likely something turn-key.

The search is now on, LOL!

Woody's Camaro will be spectacular, but his 3400 won't see 13's.

Geoff's Z26 will be the standard for custom/style as it is now, only quicker. (Euro headlights??)

Slinky's car is a question mark. Those type of centrifugal belt driven blowers have never really proven themselves, but it will be interesting.

There are several interesting restorations underway that promise to be very impressive, especially a couple of low mileage ones.

More Euro cars and members are going to turn up.

The '90 Pace Car GM sold at auction last year will be sold again this year as Pattison is liquidating it's collection.

And come New Years Day 2016, I will not own a Beretta for the first time since 1992.

Going to be an interesting year folks!!


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby whiteretta » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:34 pm

I plan to finally fix everything I've been putting off on the Beretta, I really need to get that thing reliable again. This includes the subframe, upgrading the sway bars, and hopefully getting the hood I want for the car.

The Caprice is going through more of a transformation as well, including frame repair, long overdue maintenance and some bolt on performance items.

Personally, I'm shooting for another promotion. I went through two promotions last year and am now an Assistant Store Manager, why not shoot for the big one now?


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

Postby Rettax3 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:36 pm

Happy New Year all! Congrats on the promotions, whiteretta, keep going at it until you are happy with where you are, just be sure to look around once in a while to be sure you don't pass that stop!

The extra 20% pay bonus I just got at my job has some hidden catches lurking behind it that I really don't like, and I am afraid it may be pushing for a reduction in quality for the sake of the holy profit (um, the dollar kind of profit, not the actual holy kind, uh, never mind... :roll: ). I foresee major, unpleasant changes ahead for me in that department. Too bad, because I really do like my work... :(

Further predictions? I'll start with saying that most of the things we think won't change will.

I predict that bnet will continue to slow down in board activity, but will still be around and still be the best forum on the web. :good:

I do NOT predict that I'll have the V-8 Indy up and running for summer though -I got a lot done to it last weekend, but it looks like the engine is seized. :evil: I do have a 4.6 that will bolt right into everything that is there for the 4.0, but it still isn't my first choice, and I do not know the mileage on it. And no, I do NOT predict that it will EVER compete to beat Asylum's record, even if I could talk Jene into getting behind the wheel! :wink:

I also predict that I will NOT have the Z-24 tuned correctly for boost.

But, plans are already well underway for some other things. I am ready to swap-over the five-speed into the Yellow Indy (waiting on some parts). Yesterday, I got the GTU back out on the road (again), for the first time in a while -I had some tweaking to do on the six-speed's clutch slave-cylinder. I have really missed driving that car -insanely fast, with absolute ease. Still not sure the six-speed was worth it though. :Search: I got to commute with it today too, which was nice. No one where I work had seen that particular car before, and although there are no Beretta fans there, they were all appropriately appreciative of the car's performance capabilities. One guy said two or three times "But, that isn't stock. Right?" Couldn't quite seem to get his head around what he was seeing. :D

I got the fuel pump swapped into my '90 Turbo 'Retta yesterday as well (the original one just didn't quite make it to 25 years... :wink: ) The car was only down for about a week, and I am not out much of anything in the way of funds for the fix, plus I have a spare pump waiting for the next failure now. :roll:

Resolutions? 1920 x 1080. 'Nuff said.


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

Postby bonecrrusher » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:49 pm

2015:

I have sold my house and we are currently building a new house - so that will take up most of my year.

Corvette - need to remove the steering rack/water pump/balancer - replace the front timing cover gasket, need to install the bypass for the steering column lock.

SS - needs CTS-V2 6 piston brembos and V wheels, and the grille/foglight blackout trim kit.

Truck - just finished installing all new suspension, added a backup camera to the Escalade Nav unit, need exhaust + tune work.


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

Postby themixer » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:06 am

I want to play with chemical superchargers, work less and take more vacation.



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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

Postby Ozzwoman9 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:00 pm

Well, I sold my wrecked car this past fall. I don't plan on getting another Beretta anytime soon.

I don't have any plans for my Focus other than to get the front window brow tint redone. I'd like some wheels eventually, but that may wait until I need new tires.

I have a 72 El Camino SS (which is not technically mine, but I'm working on that...it belongs to a family member). I've got a few little things here and there to do to it. Would like to have it completely restored eventually.

Major plans are to find another cheap daily drive for my husband and officially park our 08 Mustang GT and do some work to it. It's got some minor bolt ons, but I'd like to do cams, intake, etc.

That's it car wise. I have goals to be virtually debt free by the end of the year and that may take some major changes and prayers, but that is my goal. I'd also like to start slowly redoing some things in our house, like totally tearing apart the walls room by room and floor to floor one room at a time until it's all redone. Don't get me wrong, our house was remodeled before we bought it a few years ago, but I don't believe it was done right and some things are driving me nuts lol


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:57 pm

Asylum wrote:I'm reverting to RWD mode and would like to get back to Bracket Racing this year. Nothing crazy, just mid to low 12's and consistent of course.

Thinking a Fox Body Mustang, or maybe an A-Body Mopar. Likely something turn-key.

The search is now on, LOL!

Woody's Camaro will be spectacular, but his 3400 won't see 13's.

Geoff's Z26 will be the standard for custom/style as it is now, only quicker. (Euro headlights??)


My old man is selling his 67 Cuda...but it's not axactly turn-key. haha

And I think this will be the year my Beretta passes Geoff's as the standard for custom/style...since he's going with the egg-crate and goofy headlights! haha :burn:


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone. Plans? Resolutions? Predictions?

Postby heavywoody » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:41 pm

Just wait... lol

I'm interested to see how it comes out. The beauty of it all is that I can always go back. But I think my plan with the lights, lip, coil overs, brakes, and wheels should set it off nicely... not to mention the boost, whether I'm able to do that this year or not (I'm starting it one way or another).


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Re: Happy 2015 Everyone

Postby 3400beretta » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:51 pm

woody90gtz wrote:
My old man is selling his 67 BARRACuda...



No 'Cudas till 70 :P

What about a 4th gen Camaro/Firebird? An auto can be had for $5-6K all day long.
Hell I'm having a hard time getting 7k for my car.




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